Marina Kim founded the UK Community Network on the 9th March 2020 to help vulnerable communities in the UK through the coronavirus crisis. A published author and a former journalist, she has over 12 years of experience in various communications roles. She was a founder of a lifestyle magazine and ran daily operations of Families 4 Access campaign that achieved legalisation of medical cannabis in the UK.
Marina Kim - Director
Nabil Najjar has extensive political and communications consultancy experience, both in the UK and Middle East, working with the private sector, major international NGOs and charities, and the political and government sectors. Proficient in Arabic, Nabil has previously worked in the UK Parliament and on a series of high-profile election campaigns. He is a prominent member of one of the UK's major political parties, and a regular media commentator (BBC Radio 4, BBC News, LBC, France 24, London Live, and others).
Nabil Najjar - Relationships and Communication
Amanda Stuart is a London-based communications and strategy specialist with twenty plus years experience across the public, private and third sectors including major charities, a county council, two national level health bodies, and financial services. An independent consultant and interim manager, she specialises in managing change programmes and communications, and turning around team performance. Always politically involved, she has been a Director and General Election programme manager with a political party.
Amanda Stuart - UKCN Counsel
William Pointing has spent his career mainly in marketing and sales, having workedwith `Blue Chip` Tech and Telecom brands such as TalkTalk, MoneySupermarket and BSkyB. He also runs a money saving website www.greatdealsmadeeasy.com and enjoys charity work from Christmas work with Shelter to mentoring vulnerable youths in deprived academies.
William Pointing - Volunteer Liason
Priscilla is the founder and director of BTI Managment, a creative management agency, and a women’s platform "The Convehersation Network". Priscila's career has been all about helping people and brands connect the dots. Priscilla works closely with brands to help them establish & capitalise on their USP. She has worked on a number of campaigns, events & collaborations with a wide range of brands including Ellesse, Vitabiotics & Urban Decay.
Priscilla Oshunremi - Brand Engagement and Social Media
Ian Beaumont has worked in PR and public affairs for over 30 years, in central and local government and for various leading charities, organisations and agencies. He worked for 8 years in the No. 10 Downing Street Press Office and 10 years with charity Bowel Cancer UK. He’s also won several awards for his charity work and was twice voted Xchange Team’s public affairs freelancer of the year. He also runs film company, Little Dude Films.
Ian Beaumont - UKCN Counsel
Randa is the UKCN Social Media guru and an account manager at Delta Strategies. She is a PhD candidate undertaking research in the field of refugee studies and social inclusion. She is a member of the Forced Migrants Network at her University.
Randa Najjar - Research and Social Media
Judith Ozkan is an Edinburgh-based qualified journalist and communications specialist with a background in health, medicine, and the not-for-profit sector. She is a correspondent for the European Heart Journal, PA Media and offers communications advice and training to health charities and voluntary groups. A published author, she has formerly worked for the Chronicle Group of newspapers in the North West and North East of England and as a communications manager with VisitScotland.
Judith Ozkan - UKCN Counsel
Dr Simon Anglim is an academic historian and a professor at King's College London. He is the author of a book on the life of General Orde Wingate and several dozen articles on military history and strategy.
Simon Anglim - UKCN Counsel
Let’s help the most vulnerable in our community during the outbreak of coronavirus